Horseluvr, I have a mare named Cheyenne
. But anyway, I have a mare that was never treated good as a youngster and as she was older, and she wouldn't touch a treat. I would offer her one, and she turn away, as if I was going to hit her. But one day on a trail ride, I was eating cheddar popcorn. Out of no-where, this scared-over-treats mare leaned over, grabbed my pop-corn bag, and shook it all over the ground. Before I could turn and look, she was eating it off the ground like there was no tomorrow. Now she's addicted
. But I would try store bought treats, as I have a gelding who won't touch fruit, but loves peppermint flavored horse 'cookies'.
Out of 6 horses, I have 3 that will eat ANYTHING, one that won't touch anything that's not store-bought, and two that love bread, carrots, and apple. All horses have different tastes, likes, and dislikes. If your guy doesn't like them, it's okay! The picky eater I have gets and hay as a little reward, and it also makes him not be pushy!:)